Have you tried these most loved Indian beer brands yet?
When we speak of alcohol, nothing allures more than an ice-cold beer. The beer-producing industry is vast and it is perhaps the oldest alcoholic beverage that was preferred and consumed by people. Our country prides itself on being one of the largest consumers of beer in the entire world. There’s hardly any occasion that’s celebrated without a game of cards, refreshing beer, and a night full of tattles – be it a cocktail night or house party. Gone are the days when one would wait for a bartender to serve a glass or two of beer on tap. Now, every beer buff has a refrigerator loaded with exotic beers of different brands. And so, to help you get accustomed to some of these Indian beer brands, we have curated a list that you may refer to, prior to making your purchase or placing an order at a lounge!
If you are a beer enthusiast, like me, then you’d know that Kingfisher beer isn’t just a brand but rather a religion in itself. Since its inception in 1978, this brand has carved a benchmark for its competitors by being the finest and best producers of beer in India. With so many variants to choose from, right from Kingfisher Premium, Kingfisher Ultra, to Kingfisher Strong and Kingfisher Storm, it’s tough to not become a fan of this brand. Exceptional flavour, widespread distribution network, and affordable price range is what makes Kingfisher a truly national player, and now, a brand that gets fondly referred to as the ‘King of Good Times.’
Bira, the new craft beer brand, where 91 stands for the country code of India, has taken the urban population by storm. In less than 5 years since commencement, this brand has turned out to be a major household call among beer lovers and is also of the best-selling products in a lot of bars across the country. From Light and Strong to White and Blonde, they have mastered and implemented the perfect smooth, refreshing, oaky, and punchy texture that a beer lover may need! And interestingly, Bira 91, just like its unusual name, was launched with a purpose to fill the gap in the market for a fun, trendy, unconventional, and smart beer brand.
No, I’m not talking about the Bollywood movie, the focus is on the finely crafted, flavourful, and authentic Indian craft beer brand, which has now become a favorite amongst youngsters. Simba is a brand that caters to the tastes and preferences of all kinds of beer lovers through its varieties like Stout – representing a bold & roasty flavour, Wit – embodying a crisp refreshing mouthfeel, Light – offering a smooth & crisp taste to the palate, and Strong – extending a raw and bold flavor.
White Rhino Wit
White Rhino Wit resembles the Belgian-fashioned wheat beer, however, with a slight desi twist. This beer is made up of fresh coriander seeds and rolled wheat from the Himalayas. Light, refreshing, and really aromatic, this homegrown beer perfectly complements the spread of continental food for brunch. Its inimitable taste and reasonable price make it attractive and worth drinking ever so often.
To the never-ending list of beer brands in India, Kati Patang has made a new appearance that has already gripped the market of spirits. Founded by a husband-wife beer enthusiast duo, this brand boasts intense complex flavors and an attractive smooth caramel finish with variants like Zesty Amber and Snappy Wheat. Kati Patang beer is made with pure Himalayan water and is brewed & bottled in Bhutan. People who stay in Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, and Bengaluru can have access to this beer brand.
From the aroma to the taste, you will enjoy Moksha drip by drip. This Indian craft beer is brewed with recipes that use unique and interesting ingredients brought over directly from small farms and spice markets all across India. Since the makers are passionate about beer and food, their mission is to bring you an amazing line up of premium Indian style beers that offer a distinct and memorable taste which can be paired with South Asian cuisine and spices. Their Amber Lager brew is much loved across the world. Crisp medium-bodied with a distinct caramel malt profile and earthy mellow finish, I love its floral aroma with sweet notes of roasted caramel, subtle hints of vanilla, and the soft hop bitterness.
You know what goes well with sands, sea breeze, and life, right? Goa King’s is a brightly golden coloured, full-bodied beer with a refreshing taste. What makes this ale stand tall is its hoppy flavour. The mild smoky flavour is neither too bitter nor too bland. King’s beer has 0.5% less alcohol content than normal beers and has no after taste as all other beers have. Plus the reasonable price would immediately bring a smile to your face.
Now that we’ve spoilt you with so many choices, go, unwind yourself and get a round of these beers that are suited for every budget, occasion, and mood. Our list of the best beer brands in India is all you need to get the gormandizer going.